Saturday, June 14, 2008


Have you noticed this new way of greeting customers that Starbucks now has? They say, "Hello, what can I get started for you?"

Does that annoy ANYONE but me??? What the hell does that mean??? Not to mention it's even more annoying when they say it in a high-pitched saccharine voice that makes me want to puke. Once when there was a long line and they said that, I thought it was their way of appeasing us when there was going to be a wait. Like it was their way of saying, "I'll take your order and we can get started." But today the lady said it to me when I was the ONLY one in line!

I think I'll respond with:
"Well can you start it and FINISH making it?" or,
"Well there is something you can start for me, but I'd have to go home to finish. Or at least go to the bathroom..."

Hey, might as well have some fun with it if I want the mocha chip frappacino.


Archangel Gabrielle said...

Can I just say that Starbucks is a multi national globally dominant bloated corporate empire that contributes to the chest sucking sound that is the last rattling gasp of main street America?

Not that there's anything wrong with that if you happen to be jonesing for a green tea frappacino or a caramel machiato.

Felda, Jerry Seinfeld's Biggest Fan said...

Gabrielle, I'm with you in the sense that their drinks are ridiculously expensive. But I'm like, I'd rather pay more at a Blue company and when I know that the extra cost is so their employees can be cared for, etc. rather than say Walmart where you can buy cheap things cuz they screw over their employees. I'd never buy a regular cup of coffee at Starbucks cuz I can make that at home, but blended drinks are ones I don't make regularly and it's nice to get them made for me as a treat now and then. :)